Ney Rosauro

From Wind Repertory Project
Ney Rosauro


Ney Rosauro (b. 24 October 1952, Rio de Janiero, Brazil) is a Brailian composer and percussionist.

Dr. Rosauro began percussion studies in 1977 with Luiz Anunciação of the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasiliera in Rio de Janeiro. He studied composition and conduction at the University of Brazil, and then earned a Masters degree in percussion at the Hochschule für Musik in Wurzburg, Germany. He completed a doctorate at the University of Miami under the supervision of Fred Wickstrom.

From 1975-1987, he taught percussion at the Escola de Musica de Brasilia, and was timpanist with the Orquestra de Teatro Nacional in Brasilia. From 1987-1999, he was head of percussion studies at the Fereral University of Santa Maria in South Brazil, where he also conducted the percussion ensemble. In 200, he began his current duties as director of percussion studies at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Rosauro has published more than 100 pieces for percussion, along with several method books. His Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra has been performed by more than 2500 orchestras throughout the world, and his ten solo CDs have received critical acclaim.

Works for Winds


  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 452.
  • Ney Rosauro website Accessed 2 May 2016